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Anyone else growing Caryota Maxima(urens?) potted?
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone else is growing this magnificent palm potted.
I'm reside in NYS at the foothills of the Adirondack Mts. Mine is almost 3 years old from seed. A seed that was given to me by a friend that owns a florist. It was the only seed brought to her by a customer that had brought it from California.
Seems to do quite well for me here, just also seems to grow in spurts. Of course it grows inside during the cold months.
I place it in the shower along with other palms to get a deep watering. Shower only on enough to simulate a light misty rain. I have humidifiers in my house as well as banks of 96" windows, so plenty of natural light. As you can see in the included picture even on dreary days of winter. The palm was moved to take the picture.
Also during the winter I suppliment with led strip lights, putting out 3000 to 4500 lumens per strip.
No mites, no scale, nor any other problems. Plants are watch over very carefully and well maintained.
Along with this Caryota, I also grow the mitis, Latania(both red and blue from seed) Triangles, Foxtails, Becarriophoenix alfredfi, as well as other palms some feel I shouldn't be able to grow. I recently gave away a coconut because it grew to large too fast. Spears we're getting to close to 14 ft ceiling.
Anyway, anyone else growing this palm potted would be nice to see pictures and know how it does in your areas.
Hi guys, I wonder if you could help me about some worries and questions I have about certain palms I own.
First, I've a butyagrus, a JxB F2 and a Livistona nitida which their newest leaf are very yellowish. I wonder If it's normal or it's caused by some short of defficency (iron perhaps?) or overfertilizing them (I use Palm Focus once a week or every 15 days and I always give them the amount recomended (5ml per litre). I leave you some pics about them. The 3 first ones are the butyagrus, the next 3 are from my JxB F2 and the last 2 are the L. nitida.
The second question is about my Sabal uresana. is It alright? I leave some photos. Don you think is too layed? is the soil level too low?
Thank you guy in advance.
Quiz: Trunks of Potted Palms
By Pal Meir
Please ID the names of these 10 potted palms:
On Light, or the lack thereof
As can be expected for Nebraska, nothing I have is in the ground, just pots. (and now I'm in an apartment again, so yeah...)
Anyway, what palm species of yours seem to do well in low-light environments? I'm thinking specifically offices, bedrooms, etc. No grow-lights, and maybe not even near a window.
I've got space I can fill, but I'm afraid putting palms in some of these nooks would be a death-knell due to lack of direct window sun or at least intense light.
Questions? Comments? Short stories?
Growstone Coco Mix - anyone used it?
I bought some of this to try with some Areca novohibernica seedlings, either alone or mixed with a peat-based medium. Has anyone here tried it? It's a mix of "Growstones, Coco coir and Redwood fiber with added Mycorrhizae." The "Growstones" are approximately 1" in size and irregularly shaped.